Events

Oct


12

Research to Practice Transit Symposium
Online and In-Person Event!
This Symposium will take place online, but attendees can come to Gainesville, Florida to the University of Florida campus for in-person site visits in Gainesville and Jacksonville as well as network with other transit researchers and professionals.
View the flyer and get more information here

Jan


28

Dr. Greg Erhardt and others presented a poster entitled "Why is Traffic Congestion Getting Worse? A Quantified Decomposition of Contributors to the Growing Congestion in San Francisco" as part of the "Applications and Innovations in Travel Data" poster session on January 28th, 2021.
About the Poster
Traffic congestion has worsened noticeably in San Francisco (SF) and other major cities over the past few years. Part of this change could reasonably be explained by strong economic growth or other... more

Jan


26

Dr. Kari Watkins spoke at a session on Planning for Transit in a Post-Pandemic Future
About the Talk
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the public transportation industry, affecting everything from operations to ridership to financial stability. Although the industry has shown substantial resilience in responding to the pandemic in the short-term, the longer-term effects must also be considered. This session will consider the longer-term effects on the transit industry and how... more

Jan


26

Dr. Greg Erhardt and others presented the poster "Using Big Data and Interactive Maps for Long-term and COVID-era Congestion Monitoring in San Francisco" as part of the "Mining Data Deeper to Understand Travel Behavior" Poster Session on January 26th, 2021. 
About the Poster
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) monitors roadway performance as a part of the biennial Congestion Management Program (CMP). Recently, SFCTA switched from using Floating Car runs to INRIX probe data... more

Jan


25

Dr. Greg Erhardt spoke as part of the lecture event entitled "Do Revealed Preferences Tell us Much about our Travel Needs?" on January 25, 2021. 
About the Talk
Transportation planners use analytical analyses of system “deficiencies” to identify, prioritize, and design transportation investments. Existing and potential future deficiencies are measured by estimating improvements in user time and cost with travel demand models.
Travel demand models use revealed preferences to formulate... more

Jan


25

Abubakr Ziedan, Dr. Candace Brakewood and Dr. Christopher Cherry from the University of Tennessee and others presented their poster entitled "Impacts of Shared Electric Scooters on Bus Ridership in Nashville, Tennessee" on January 25, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm. 
About the Session
This session covers various aspects of micromobility including impacts of scooter sharing on bus ridership; relationship among micromobility, transit and traffic; changes in travel behavior, attitudes and preferences of e-... more

Dec


2

Dr. Kari Watkins gave a talk on December 3rd, 2020 from 2:45-3:45 pm EST about Mobility and Modality.
Learn more about the conference and view the event schedule here

Nov


16

Dr. Kari Watkins gave a presention on Monday, November 16th from 3-3:45 on The New T-SCORE University Transportation Center.
About the Talk
Attendees will learn about a new US DOT-funded University Transportation Center led by Georgia Tech (T-SCORE). Transit ridership in the U.S. had declined for five straight years, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To turn the declining ridership trend around, transit agencies have been trying many new strategies and searching for more. Over the next 18... more

Oct


27

Dr. Kari Watkins participated in an interactive webinar entitled "Predicting the Unpredictable: What Might Mass Tranist After COVID-19 Look Like"
About the Webinar
The challenges facing public transit due to the COVID-19 pandemic are complex and multifaceted. Transit agencies are having to make difficult decisions with dozens of competing forces. Can they balance meeting social distancing requirements without running numerous empty buses or trains? Can they effectively plan for next year... more

Oct


21

Dr. Kari Watkins, T-SCORE Director, spoke as part of the event "What Megatrend Should we be Paying Most Attention to Right Now?" 
About the Talk
Over the last decade the technology megatrends of smartphone adoption and electrification had tremendous impacts on urban mobility. So did the demographic megatrend of affluent people increasingly choosing to live in urban areas. What will the next decade bring?
Looking ahead, possible technology megatrends include automation, artificial intelligence,... more

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